History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The mill, also known as Lord Holme Mill, was built about 1800 to produce cloth from cotton. The mill was driven by an internal water wheel, taking advantage of the tumbling force of Hebden Water. The mill is known to have employed 21 workers in 1833, and each employee was expected to work 72 hours per week!
The mill ceased operation in 1890 and was used as an entertainment centre by local inhabitants, who installed a cinema, dance hall, and roller skating rink, among other facilities.
The mill was largely derelict following WWII but has now been restored so that visitors can take a glimpse into the industrial heritage of the area through hands-on exhibits. Visitors will also learn more about the Hardcastle Crags area and the recreational opportunities it offers.
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About Gibson's Mill
Address: Hollin Hall, Crimsworth Dean, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Building - Mill
Location: At the end of Midgehole Road, 1 1/2 miles north-east of Hebden Bridge, off the A6033. SatNav users use HX7 7AA for Midgehole car park, HX7 7AZ for Clough Hole car park.
Website: Gibson's Mill
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: Hall Family, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Hardcastle Crags - 0.7 miles (Countryside)
Top Withens - 3.5 miles (Historic Building)
Bronte Parsonage Museum - 5.8 miles (Museum)
Haworth, St Michael's Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church)
Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum - 7.4 miles (Museum)
Halifax, All Souls Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church)
Copley, St Stephen's Church - 8.1 miles (Historic Church)
Burnley, St Peter's Church - 8.3 miles (Historic Church)
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